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  • Iran to host meeting on Intifada and liberating Jerusalem

    08/14/2012 7:22:08 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 08/12/2012 12:16 | JPOST.COM STAFF
    Iran is set to host a meeting on promoting "the issue of Palestine and the Intifada" and "liberating the Holy Qods" (Jerusalem), the Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA) reported Sunday. … It is intended to promote ideas on "the influence of the Islamic Awakening on the issue of Palestine and the Intifada" and "focus on ways to attain the ultimate goal of liberating the Holy Qods which embodies the dignity of the world Muslims." …
  • Egypt's president has powers that rival Mubarak's

    08/14/2012 2:53:38 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug. 14, 2012 4:29 PM ET | Hamza Hendawi
    Egypt's Islamist president has given himself the right to legislate and control over the drafting of a new constitution. He has installed at the top of the powerful military a defense minister likely to be beholden to him. Under Mohammed Morsi's authority, officials have moved to silence influential critics in the media. And though a civilian, he declared himself in charge of military operations against militants in the Sinai peninsula. Over the weekend, Morsi ordered the retirement of the defense minister and chief of staff and reclaimed key powers the military seized from him days before he took office on...
  • Security services record Islamist exodus to Egypt (can CAIR accompany them?)

    08/13/2012 5:13:37 PM PDT · by Milagros · 9 replies
    The local (Germany) ^ | Aug, 12, 2012
    Security services record Islamist exodus to Egypt Published: 12 Aug 12 10:53 CET German security services have recorded a leap in the number of radical Islamists traveling to Egypt, according to a report due to be published in Monday's Der Spiegel magazine.
  • Egypt military shows no sign of opposing president

    08/13/2012 7:12:02 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug. 13 9:01 AM EDT | HAMZA HENDAWI and SARAH EL DEEB
    Egypt's military has shown no sign of opposing the president's surprise decision to retire the defense minister and chief of staff and seize back the powers the military grabbed from his office. … President Mohammed Morsi's shake-up of the military took the nation by surprise. It has transformed his image overnight from a weak leader to a savvy politician who carefully timed his move against generals who stripped him of significant powers days before he took office on June 30. …
  • Islamist takeover complete: Morsi Fires Top Defense Brass

    08/12/2012 3:45:40 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 23 replies
    Israel National News ^ | 8/12/2012 | Gil Ronen
    Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi has sacked the entire leadership of the country's defense establishment. Among the officials and officers fired are Defense Minister Mohamed Hussein Tantawi, and Chief of Staff Sami Anan. Morsi appointed Abdul-Fatah al-Sessi as Defense Minister and Lieutenant-General Sidki Sayed Ahmed as Army Chief of Staff. A judge named Mahmoud Mekki was appointed vice president. Morsi also ordered the retirement of the commanders of the navy, air defense and air force. The retired navy commander, Lieutenant-General Mohan Mameesh, was named as chairman of the Suez Canal. Morsi also cancelled all constitutional changes that gave the military enlarged...
  • NIE: Iran approaching immunity zone (strike against nuke program would be ineffective)

    08/11/2012 10:42:42 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    Yedioth Ahronoth News ^ | 08.10.12, 10:04 | Ronen Bergman
    As the debate over a possible strike against Iran's nuclear facilities grows, it seems that is possible that such a move would be ineffective. According to a Friday report by Yedioth Ahronoth, top US officials, who are privy to the relevant intelligence shared by Israel and the United States, said that Tehran is rapidly approaching the "immunity zone"—the critical point in time after which the Islamic Republic's nuclear program will no longer be vulnerable to a military strike. The National Intelligence Estimate (NIE) report, recently submitted to the White House, paints a bleak picture, as it indicates "a significant progress"...
  • Egypt vows crackdown on "infidels" after border massacre

    08/06/2012 11:08:19 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    Reuters ^ | Mon Aug 6, 2012 1:49pm EDT | Yusri Mohamed
    Egypt branded Islamist gunmen who killed 16 police near the Israeli border as "infidels" and promised on Monday to launch a crackdown following the massacre that has strained Cairo's ties with both Israel and Palestinians. An Egyptian official said jihadist militants crossed into Egypt from the Gaza Strip before attacking the border station on Sunday. They then stole two vehicles and headed to nearby Israel, where they were eventually killed by Israeli fire. … Mursi has promised to honor Egypt's 1979 peace treaty with Israel and has done little to suggest a major shift in ties. He has also reached...
  • Syria's Christians Arm Against Jihadists...the Islamic Caliphate and Syria must adopt Islamic law

    08/03/2012 8:30:30 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 4 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | August 03, 2012 | Pamela Geller
    ... "We saw what happened to the Christians in Iraq," Abu George, a Christian resident of Aleppo's Aziza district told GlobalPost. "What is going on in Aleppo is not a popular revolution for democracy and freedom. The fighters of the so-called Free Syrian Army are radical Sunnis who want to establish an Islamic state."... (more here) I have warned repeatedly of the genocide of Christians should Syria fall to the jihadists, which increasingly appears to be the inevtiable outcome, particularly since Obama is secretly supporting the jihadists: "Aleppo's Christians Arm Against Islamists" AINA August 3, 2012 ALEPPO, Syria and BEIRUT,...
  • Hitler's newspaper ...... had he lived

    08/02/2012 8:51:44 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 4 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | August, 02, 2012 | Pamela Geller
    (Video by Pat Condell at source.) "The ugliest newspaper in Britain," and that's saying something: More scurrilous lies from the shameless Guardian http://honestreporting.com/israel-made-me-beat-my-wife/ The Guardian's Jewish problem http://cifwatch.com/2012/07/24/guardians-jewish-problem-paper-praises-extreme... Guardian writer plumbs the moral depths http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/oct/19/israeli-lives-more-important-pale... The Guardian's anti-Semitic explanation for the Shalit deal http://honestreporting.com/the-guardians-anti-semitic-explanation-for-shalit-... Guardian readers' editor on... averting accusations of anti-Semitism http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2011/nov/06/averting-accusations-of-a... The Guardian acknowledges anti-Semitism... or does it? http://honestreporting.com/the-guardian-acknowledges-anti-semitism-or-does-it/ How could the Guardian give a platform to a genocidal fascist? http://hurryupharry.org/2012/06/12/how-could-the-guardian-give-a-platform-to-... Hamas leader's op-ed enforces Guardian's anti-Israel message http://www.algemeiner.com/2012/06/08/hamas-leader-haniyehs-op-ed-enforces-gua... The Guardian turns the world upside down again http://hurryupharry.org/2012/06/13/animus-and-inversion-the-guardian-turns-th... Left-wing bias written in the BBC's DNA, says newsreader. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1349506/Left-wing-bias-Its-written-BB......
  • Bulletin of the Persecution of Christians

    08/02/2012 8:08:08 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 2 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | August 01, 2012 | Multiple sources
    June 28 - July 30, 2012 June 28, 2012 Sudan Authorities in Khartoum demolished two church buildings last week, days after confiscating three Catholic schools. Officials from the Ministry of Planning and Housing of the local government authority on June 18 sent bulldozers that destroyed a church building belonging to the St. John Episcopal Church of Sudan. June 30, 2012 Egypt (h/t to AtlasShrugs) Native Christian missionaries in Egypt remained concerned Saturday, June 30, saying at least two fellow believers were killed by suspected Islamists since Mohammed Morsi was declared the country's president. "Yesterday they began by killing two believers...
  • Blogging Jihad (list of Good Guys)

    08/02/2012 7:51:43 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 1 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | July 31, 2012 | Pamela Geller
    When I exposed the silence of the big right and their absence of coverage on jihad, I did not mean to imply that there were no blogs covering jihad, sharia, and Islam. That never entered my mind. Nor did I mean to give smaller counter jihad blogs short shrift. The small counter jihad blogs are doing the heavy lifting and they deserve praise. I do not want to leave anyone out who has been supportive and fought jihad. If this describes your work, please leave your blog and URL in the comment section. Many of you I know, others I...
  • Freedom March: First Worldwide Counter-Jihad Action, Stockholm, August 4th

    07/31/2012 9:17:28 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 4 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | July 28, 2012 | Pamela Geller
    August 4th, the march to freedom begins with one step ..... in Stockholm, Norra Bantorget, 2 pm. Preceding our SION (Stop Islamization of Nations) World Freedom Congress on the eleventh anniversary of the September 11th jihadist attacks on America, the world's leading freedom action organizations are joining forces and converging in Stockholm on August 4th. Representatives from Stop Islamization of Nations (SION), Stop Islamization of America (SIOA), Stop Islamisation of Europe (SIOE), the English Defence League (EDL), and allied groups will speak. The conference heralds the launch of a worldwide counter jihad alliance. Freedom fighters from Europe and America, as...
  • Romney Supports Two-State Solution

    07/30/2012 4:32:07 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 23 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 31/7/12 | Elad Benari
    Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney supports a two-state solution to solve the conflict between Israel and the Palestinian Authority, he told CNN during his visit to Jerusalem. In an interview with the American news network, which took place in Jerusalem on Sunday, Romney was asked if he saw the starting point for negotiations as the borders which existed prior to the 1967 Six Day War. He responded by saying, “I'm not being that specific. I'm saying that there will be borders that have to be negotiated and what the starting point is something which will be decided by the...
  • Boot Iran from the UN

    07/28/2012 4:37:38 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 28, 2012 | Ken Blackwell
    Every fall, it seems, Americans are subjected to the ugly spectacle of Iran's Mahmoud Ahmadinejad coming to New York to address the UN General Assembly. There, at the podium, he is placed on a par with President Obama, Prime Minister David Cameron, France's Francois Hollande, and other leaders of civilized states. Ahmadinejad has used this podium to spew his anti-American, anti-Israel hatred. And yet he receives hearty applause from the Islamist delegates seated before him. Iran signed the UN's Universal Declaration of Human Rights as long ago as 1948. That's when Iran was ruled by the Shah. That UNDHR contains...
  • Somalia’s al Shabaab executes three of its own for treason

    07/22/2012 5:40:41 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    Reuters ^ | Sun Jul 22, 2012 4:02pm EDT | (Reporting by Feisal Omar; Writing by Yara Bayoumy; Editing by Kevin Liffey)
    Somalia's Islamist al Shabaab militants said on Sunday they had executed three of their own members for treason, two of them for guiding U.S. missiles to kill fellow militants. … Al Shabaab, which is affiliated with al Qaeda, said last January that a missile launched from a drone had killed Bilal el Berjawi, a Lebanese al Shabaab fighter with a British passport. Another missile killed four foreign militants south of the Somali capital Mogadishu in February, according to an intelligence officer. …
  • Questions about Huma Abedin

    07/21/2012 5:20:27 AM PDT · by guitarist · 55 replies
    National Review Online ^ | July 21, 2012 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    Questions about Huma Abedin By Andrew C. McCarthy July 21, 2012 4:00 A.M. Der Spiegel pointed out the obvious: “A certain role of the Muslim Brotherhood in the transition process [to ‘democracy’] in Egypt seems acceptable to the Obama White House.” It was early February 2011, the moment when the uprising that would oust Hosni Mubarak was bubbling over in Tahrir Square. The prominent German newsmagazine figured, who better to ask about the Muslim Brotherhood than the American political establishment’s resident foreign-policy genius, John McCain? So, the reporter asked him, does Obama’s tolerance of the Muslim Brotherhood “concern you”? Senator...
  • Report: Syrian Leader al-Assad Flees Damascus

    07/19/2012 3:08:39 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Thursday, 19 Jul 2012 11:06 AM | Newsmax Wires
    Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has fled Syria's capital of Damascus for his family's coastal stronghold in Latakia, according to news sources. Opposition sources and a Western diplomat told London's Telegraph that the strongman was in thel city of Latakia, and was directing a response to yesterday's bombing of a cabinet meeting. "Our information is that [Assad] is at his palace in Latakia and that he may have been there for days," a senior opposition figure, who declined to be named, told Reuters. The palace, which Assad has used before to conduct official business, is located in hills near the city,...
  • Iran VP claims country's drought is part of West's weather war on Islamic republic

    07/18/2012 1:47:46 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | PUBLISHED: 18:29 EST, 17 July 2012 | UPDATED: 18:34 EST, 17 July 2012 | Daily Mail Reporter
    The head of Iran’s cultural heritage and tourism organization believes that in addition to economic sanctions, the West is launching another kind of “soft war” on the Islamic republic. Speaking at a ceremony to introduce the nation’s new meteorological department chief, Hassan Mousavi, said that he was “suspicious about the drought in the southern part of the country.” He went on to accuse the West as using “technology” to influence the nation’s climate, saying sand storms, droughts, and other extreme weather were the result of an unspecified method of war. … Last year, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad accused Western countries...
  • Chicago imam: “Qital [killing] is an essential element of Islam"

    07/18/2012 9:52:41 AM PDT · by Nachum
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | 7/18/12 | Pamela Geller
    Why are counter jihad blogs (the less than a handful left) the only ones covering these critical news stories: Chicago imam: “Qital [killing] is an essential element of Islam" July 16, 2012, Creeping Sharia via Sharia 101 from a Muslim American perspective: Silence is not an option! | Just Piper (thanks to David) In a speech by Abdul Malik Mujahid, Columbus, Ohio, September 1995., he puts out a Conference calling for Jihad: Consider the following statement: Qital [killing] is an essential element of Islam. And sometimes you don’t like it. Qital is ordained upon you, though it is hateful to...
  • Clinton Leaves Israel with ‘Peace Process’ in Lost Baggage

    07/17/2012 12:12:24 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 14 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 17/7;/12 | Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu
    U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton came and went and nothing changed, not even the hot weather, except that the U.S.-led “peace process” was left behind in lost baggage. The only question is if it was lost in Washington or Jerusalem. .....
  • Egyptians pelt Clinton motorcade with tomatoes

    07/16/2012 4:57:24 AM PDT · by Rummyfan · 50 replies
    Reuters ^ | 16 July 2012 | Arshad Mohammed
    CAIRO (Reuters) - Protesters threw tomatoes and shoes at U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's motorcade on Sunday during her first visit to Egypt since the election of Islamist President Mohamed Mursi. A tomato struck an Egyptian official in the face, and shoes and a water bottle landed near the armoured cars carrying Clinton's delegation in the port city of Alexandria. A senior state department official said that neither Clinton nor her vehicle, which were around the corner from the incident, were struck by any of the projectiles. Protesters chanted: "Monica, Monica", a reference to Former President Bill Clinton's extra-marital...
  • Egyptian Christians Boycott Hillary, Protesters Yell Monica! Monica! Military Gets Real About MB

    07/16/2012 9:11:57 AM PDT · by maggiesnotebook · 2 replies
    Maggie's Notebook ^ | 7-15-12 | Maggie@MaggiesNotebook
    The first reports said Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was in Egypt to convince the powerful military to hand the reins of power to "civilians," apparently meaning the Muslim Brotherhood. Before she could make her case, Field Marshall Mohamed Hussein Tantawi announced the army would prevent Egypt from falling under the control of the Muslim Brotherhood (which he did not name but referred to as a "certain group)." Hillary, disadvantaged by the weight of her pantsuit, but still resilient in that uniquely American way, quickly tread the murky waters of politicking and offered bribes. Some influential Christian leaders boycotted her...
  • 'Monica, Monica' chants taunt (Hillary) Clinton in Egypt

    07/15/2012 2:12:53 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 67 replies
    AFP ^ | July 16, 2012
    US SECRETARY of State Hillary Clinton has been taunted by chants of "Monica, Monica" by tomato-throwing demonstrators as she visited the Egyptian port city of Alexandria. The chants, referring to the Monica Lewinsky scandal when her husband, Bill Clinton, was president, were heard outside the US consulate as she visited for its reopening. An embarrassed Egyptian security official said they were chanting "Monica, Monica" and "Irhal, Clinton" (Get out, Clinton.) Tomatoes, shoes and a water bottle were thrown at part of Mrs Clinton's motorcade as it pulled up, protected by riot police, although a US official said Mrs Clinton's...
  • Clinton: U.S., Israel on the same page regarding Iran

    07/16/2012 3:55:31 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    Ha’aretz ^ | Jul.16, 2012 | 11:25 PM | Barak Ravid
    U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Monday that the United States and Israel are now on the same page regarding Iran. "It's absolutely fair to say that we are on the same page at this moment trying to figure our way forward to have the maximum impact on affecting the decisions that Iran makes," Clinton said during a press conference in Jerusalem. Clinton said that the proposals Iran has made on its nuclear program in the P5+1 talks were "non-starters." She said that Iran is under more pressure than ever before, and that the U.S. would prefer a diplomatic...
  • Egypt is focus as Clinton visits Israel after nearly two years

    07/16/2012 2:20:50 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    Reuters ^ | Mon Jul 16, 2012 4:39am EDT | Arshad Mohammed
    U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Israeli officials will discuss on Monday Egypt's political upheaval, Iran's nuclear program and the stymied Israeli-Palestinian peace process. Making her first trip to Israel in 22 months, and only her fourth visit as secretary of state, Clinton's talks will focus first and foremost on the political transition in Egypt, where the Islamist President Mohamed Mursi took office two weeks ago. The downfall of former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak last year has raised questions among Israelis about whether Egypt, the first Arab nation to have made peace with Israel, will adhere to that treaty...
  • Clinton's Calls Fall Flat in Egypt Political Fight

    07/15/2012 4:50:31 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    AP via ABC News ^ | CAIRO July 15, 2012 (AP) | BRADLEY KLAPPER and HAMZA HENDAWI Associated Press
    The head of Egypt's military took a tough line Sunday on the Muslim Brotherhood, warning that he won't let the fundamentalist group dominate the country, only hours after U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton urged him to work with Egypt's elected Islamist leaders. Clinton's visit to Egypt underscored the difficulty Washington faces in trying to wield its influence amid the country's stormy post-Hosni Mubarak power struggles. Islamist Mohammed Morsi, a longtime Brotherhood figure, was sworn two weeks ago as Egypt's first democratically elected president. Led by Field Marshal Hussein Tantawi, the military handed over power to him June 30...
  • Egypt parliament set to meet, defying army

    07/09/2012 11:58:12 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 2 replies
    Reuters ^ | Tue Jul 10, 2012 12:43am EDT | Dina Zayed and Yasmine Saleh
    Egypt's parliamentary speaker said the chamber would reconvene on Tuesday after the new, Islamist president defied the generals by quashing their decision to dissolve the assembly last month. Responding a day after Mohamed Mursi's decree, the army on Monday defended its action to dissolve parliament and, in an apparent swipe at the president, said it was confident "all state institutions" would respect the constitution and the law. The row, barely a week since Mursi took office, threatens new uncertainty for a nation whose economy is on the ropes and where many are anxious for an end to the political turmoil...
  • Egypt's president reconvenes dissolved parliament

    07/08/2012 5:32:47 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    Fox News ^ | Published July 08, 2012 | (Associated Press)
    Egypt's Islamist president fired the first volley Sunday in his battle with the nation's powerful generals, calling on the Islamist-dominated parliament to reconvene despite a military-backed court ruling that dissolved it. A week into his presidency, the surprise move by Mohammed Morsi threatened to plunge the country into a new bout of instability and violence, nearly 17 months after the ouster of authoritarian leader Hosni Mubarak. "This is the start of a battle that has for some time been brewing," said Negad Borai, a prominent rights lawyer and activist. "In this battle, the military may be the weaker opponent since...
  • Why publicize what Arabs say in Arabic? (Media coverup of “Palestinian” hatred)

    07/08/2012 1:11:56 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 07/04/2012 22:00 | DAVID BEDEIN
    … We have witnessed a generation of mellifluous words of peace that have emanated from the nascent Palestinian Authority in foreign languages. Isn’t it time for newspaper readers and TV watchers across the globe to hear what the PA conveys in Arabic to its own people? After all, with the inception of the Oslo process, if a few of us had not not independently taped and translated Yasser Arafat’s harangues in Arabic, would people know today that there is a consistent dissonance between the message of peace conveyed by the PA in English and the daily warlike message communicated by...
  • Obama's Plan For World Without Nuclear Weapons—Ours (he must be defeated)

    07/07/2012 1:51:42 PM PDT · by no-llmd · 86 replies
    Investors Business Daily ^ | 7-7-2012 | Investors Business Daily
    The Obama Record: In pursuit of a world without nuclear weapons, the president finalizes plans to decimate our nuclear deterrent and reduce our warhead count beyond even treaty commitments. (snip) President Obama has decided that indeed we are going to tempt them with weakness. According to an Associated Press report on conversations with current and former administration officials, Obama is finalizing plans, perhaps to be released later this month, to cut the U.S. nuclear arsenal to between 1,000 and 1,100 warheads with the goal "in the longer term, (of) eliminating nuclear weapons."
  • Polling station violence mars historic Libya election

    07/07/2012 3:22:23 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 2 replies
    Euronews ^ | 07/07/2012 11:33 CET
    While Libya’s first free national election in 60 years is a cause for celebration by many voters, polling in two eastern cities was suspended due to violence. Security sources say a group of radical Islamists stormed several polling stations in Ajdabiya and Brega and burned or stole ballot boxes. Authorities decided to proceed with Sunday’s vote despite surge in violence and vandalism in recent days. … The polls will choose a 200 member legislative assembly which will elect a prime minister and cabinet and draft the country’s new constitution. …
  • Iran 'ready to attack US bases'

    07/05/2012 12:31:54 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 9:56PM BST 04 Jul 2012 | (Source: AP)
    Iran declared on Wednesday that it can destroy nearby US military bases and strike Israel within minutes of an attack on the Islamic Republic, reflecting tensions over Iran's suspect nuclear program. The veiled threat came during a military drill that has included the firing of ballistic missiles. The elite Revolutionary Guards, conducting the war games in Iran's central desert, said that the missiles were aimed at mock-ups of foreign military bases. Israel and the US have hinted at the possibility of military strikes against Iran if sanctions and diplomacy do not rein in Iran's nuclear development program. The West suspects...
  • UAE welcomes Egypt Morsi's pledge not to 'export' revolt‎

    07/03/2012 4:42:07 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    AFP via Yahoo News ^ | June 3, 2012
    The UAE is keen on strengthening relations with Egypt, its foreign minister said on Tuesday, welcoming newly elected President Mohamed Morsi's pledge not to "export" his country's revolution. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed al-Nahayan's statement came days after Egypt's foreign ministry summoned the UAE ambassador over comments made by Dubai police chief General Dahi Khalfan offering "condolences" on Morsi's victory. "We are keen on strengthening these historical and brotherly relations during the upcoming period politically and economically," Sheikh Abdullah said in a statement published on state news agency WAM. He welcomed Morsi's remarks pledging "to not meddle in the affairs of...
  • UNESCO designates Church of the Nativity as endangered site (bad news)

    06/30/2012 12:43:13 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    AP via Christian Science Monitor ^ | June 29, 2012 | Dalia Nammari and Karin Laub, Associated Press
    The Palestinians on Friday persuaded the U.N. cultural agency to list the Church of the Nativity—the place where Christians believe Jesus was born—as an endangered World Heritage site despite misgivings by churches in charge of the basilica.The Palestinians hailed the nod by UNESCO as a step forward in their quest for global recognition of an independent Palestine in the West Bank, Gaza and east Jerusalem, captured by Israel in 1967. The centuries-old basilica is located in a part of the Israeli-occupied West Bank where the Palestinians have self-rule. UNESCO's decision was seen by them as validation of their rights to...
  • Shoebat Exclusive: Tunisian Political leader caught in Doublespeak about wanting Caliphate

    06/27/2012 2:02:46 PM PDT · by Ben Barrack · 3 replies
    Shoebat ^ | 6/27/12 | Walid Shoebat and Ben Barrack
    His name is Rachid Ghannouchi and he is perhaps the most prominent political leader in Tunisia these days. He has been recognized by western media outlets as a moderate voice of Islam, someone who should have been cheered on during the Arab Spring. Just a couple of months ago, in fact, TIME suggested that Ghannouchi’s brand of Islam shouldn’t be cause for concern: In the aftermath of the Arab Spring, Ghannouchi has emerged as the most influential voice of political Islam. As Islamist parties have won elections across North Africa and the Middle East, his message — that Islam is...
  • Iranian VP Blames 'Zionists,' Talmud for Inciting Drug Trade

    06/26/2012 3:04:46 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 9 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 26/6/12 | Rachel Hirshfeld
    Iranian Vice President Mohammad Reza Rahimi condemned the 'Zionists' for inciting global drug trade and addiction in a bid to annihilate non-Jewish communities in accordance with Talmudic teachings, Fars News Agency (FNA) reported. Addressing a ceremony for the International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking held in Tehran on Tuesday, Rahimi alleged that the prevalence of narcotics and drug-addiction throughout the world is rooted in the Talmud. “The book teaches them how to destroy non-Jews so as to protect an embryo in the womb of a Jewish mother,” Rahimi stated. The Iranian vice-president said that the Zionists' direct involvement...
  • In first, U.S. adds Boko Haram members to “terrorist” list

    06/21/2012 4:25:45 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    Reuters ^ | Thu Jun 21, 2012 4:14pm EDT | Andrew Quinn
    The United States on Thursday named three alleged leaders of the Nigerian militant group Boko Haram as "foreign terrorists," the first time it has blacklisted members of the Islamist group blamed for attacks across Africa's most populous nation. The State Department identified the three as Abubakar Shekau, calling him the "most visible" leader of the group, and Abubakar Adam Kambar and Khalid al-Barnawi, who it said were tied both to Boko Haram and to al Qaeda's north African wing. "These designations demonstrate the United States' resolve in diminishing the capacity of Boko Haram to execute violent attacks," it said, saying...
  • Fantasy Islam vs. Islam

    06/11/2012 2:17:39 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 22 replies
    Brussels Journal ^ | Sun, 2012-06-03 08:59 | Diana West
    In pointing out recently that Geert Wilders confounds Americans with his fearless clarity, one of the incidents I had in mind was an interview he sat for in May with The Daily Caller's Jamie Weinstein. … The interview starts off smoothly enough with Geert Wilders' basic story and goals for his book Marked for Death: Islam's War Against the West and Me. Geert goes on to explain why Islam "should not be compared so much with other religions like Christianity or Judaism" but rather "to other totalitarian ideologies like Communism and Fascism. If we acknowledge that fact then you don’t...
  • Mohsen Rezaie to run for Iran presidency again (former Revolutionary Guard chief commander)

    06/10/2012 9:41:34 AM PDT · by Olog-hai
    Reuters ^ | Sun Jun 10, 2012 11:48am EDT | (Reporting by Isabel Coles; Editing by Ralph Gowling)
    Veteran Iranian politician Mohsen Rezaie, who lost to Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in a disputed 2009 presidential poll that sparked protests, became the first person to declare his candidacy for next year, Iran's ILNA news agency reported on Sunday. Rezaie initially filed formal complaints over the official results of the 2009 vote, but later withdrew them. At the time, he criticized the authorities for their handling of the election and the demonstrations that followed it, saying that the Islamic Republic could face collapse unless it embraced change. "My participation in the upcoming presidential election of the Republic is certain. I'm in it...
  • Iran steps in to prop up Iraq's Maliki

    06/05/2012 11:27:04 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    United Press International ^ | June 5, 2012 at 1:24 PM
    Amid a surge of bombings in Iraq, Iran appears to be getting concerned about growing efforts to unseat Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki, whom Tehran helped to power.Even fellow Shiites are saying Maliki, who controls all Iraq's military, security and intelligence forces, should go. At the same time, Tehran is seeking to ensure that Iraq's Shiites don't upstage Iran's long-held spiritual domination of the Shiite sect, a position that the Iranian clergy seized during Saddam Hussein's rule when he ruthlessly suppressed Iraq's Shiite majority. The political and religious friction is being intensified by the campaign of bombings and assassinations carried out...
  • Khamenei: West talks of nuclear Iran to hide own problems

    06/03/2012 11:29:39 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 2 replies
    Reuters ^ | Sun Jun 3, 2012 4:17pm EDT | Marcus George
    Iran's supreme leader accused the West on Sunday of lying about his country's nuclear plans in order to cover up their own problems, in a fiery speech that gave no indication he was ready to compromise in talks with world powers. In an address marking the 23rd anniversary of the death of his predecessor Ruhollah Khomeini, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei warned Israel that any attack on Iran would be answered with a "thunderous blow". Khamenei—who has total command over Iran's nuclear policy—has publicly forbidden the development of nuclear weapons, but western nations suspect that Tehran is developing in isolation each of...
  • 'Israel’s creation worst catastrophe to hit world'

    05/31/2012 8:50:31 PM PDT · by Nachum · 21 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 5/31/12 | Oren Kessler
    The head of Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood has called on Arab forces to confront Israel and for the international community to pressure the “Zionist government to withdraw from the land of Palestine.” The statement – the existence of which was revealed Wednesday by the Investigative Project on Terrorism blog – reminds Brotherhood followers of the movement’s decades-long “sacrifices” in efforts to destroy the Jewish state. “On this day, like every year, the Arab and Islamic nations remember the worst catastrophe ever to befall the peoples of the world,” Badie wrote in the text, translated by The Jerusalem Post. “We demand the
  • Christians Should "Convert, Pay Tribute, or Leave," Says Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood Candidate

    05/30/2012 7:41:43 PM PDT · by Milagros · 78 replies
    GateStoneInstitute ^ | May 30, 2012 | R. Ibrahim
    Christians Should "Convert, Pay Tribute, or Leave," Says Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood Candidate by Raymond Ibrahim May 30, 2012 at 4:00 am "They need to know that conquest is coming, that Egypt will be Islamic, and that they must pay jizya or emigrate," Morsi reportedly said.
  • Caliphate conference coming to Chicago area

    05/30/2012 5:49:28 PM PDT · by SJackson · 13 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | 5-30-12
    Hizb ut-Tahrir is an international Islamic organization that openly calls for restoration of the caliphate -- that is, the political union of Muslims worldwide in a single Sharia state ruled by the caliph. This means that the group is dedicated to subverting and destroying all governments not ruled by Islamic law, and as such it is banned in many countries. But not in the U.S., which has never shown any awareness on an official level of non-violent efforts to impose Sharia. They're once again coming to the Chicago area to hold their Caliphate Conference: it will be held on June...
  • Iran has enough uranium for 5 bombs: expert

    05/26/2012 9:25:15 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 39 replies
    Reuters ^ | Sat May 26, 2012 8:48am EDT | Fredrik Dahl
    Iran has significantly stepped up its output of low-enriched uranium and total production in the last five years would be enough for at least five nuclear weapons if refined much further, a U.S. security institute said. The Institute for Science and International Security (ISIS), a think-tank which tracks Iran's nuclear program closely, based the analysis on data in the latest report by the U.N. International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) which was issued on Friday. Progress in Iran's nuclear activities is closely watched by the West and Israel as it could determine how long it could take Tehran to build atomic...
  • Egypt Islamist vows global caliphate in Jerusalem

    05/09/2012 10:37:28 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 05/08/2012 01:27 | Oren Kessler
    Egypt’s Islamists aim to install a global Islamic caliphate with its capital in Jerusalem, a radical Muslim preacher told thousands of Muslim Brotherhood supporters in a clip released Monday. “We can see how the dream of the Islamic caliphate is being realized, (Allah) willing, by Dr. Mohamed Mursi,” Safwat Higazi told thousands of Brotherhood supporters at a Cairo soccer stadium as Mursi—the movement’s presidential candidate—and other Brotherhood officials nodded in agreement. “The capital of the caliphate—the capital of the United States of the Arabs—will be Jerusalem, (Allah) willing,” Higazi said. “Our capital shall not be in Cairo, Mecca or Medina,”...
  • Where’s the Coverage? Egyptian Presidential Campaign Rally Vows to March on Jerusalem

    05/08/2012 2:39:09 PM PDT · by PRePublic · 13 replies
    Camera ^ | May 8, 2012
    Where’s the Coverage? Egyptian Presidential Campaign Rally Vows to March on Jerusalem At a rally to kick off the presidential campaign of Muslim Brotherhood candidate Muhammad Mursi in Egypt, the cleric introducing the candidate declared the aim of forming a Muslim caliphate, "The United States of the Arabs," the capital of which will be Jerusalem. The event was broadcast on Egyptian television station Al-Nas TV on May 1, 2012 and a portion of it has been translated and posted online by the Middle East Media Research Institute.
  • Can Obama Safely Embrace Islamists? (State Dept: Obama made world safe for "legitimate Islamism")

    04/23/2012 7:34:31 PM PDT · by kristinn · 24 replies
    The National Journal ^ | Monday, April 23, 2012 | Michael Hirsch
    In an article in the current National Journal called "The Post Al Qaida Era," I write that the Obama administration is taking a new view of Islamist radicalism. The president realizes he has no choice but to cultivate the Muslim Brotherhood and other relatively "moderate" Islamist groups emerging as lead political players out of the Arab Spring in Egypt, Tunisia and elsewhere. (The Muslim Brotherhood officially renounced violence decades ago, leading then-dissident radicals such as Ayman al-Zawahiri to join al Qaida.) It is no longer the case, in other words, that every Islamist is seen as a potential accessory to...
  • U.S. Senators Call to Arm Syrians

    04/10/2012 2:21:50 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 15 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 10/4/12
    United States Senators John McCain and Joseph Lieberman called Tuesday for the U.S. to arm Syrian rebels. “The international community is failing the people of Syria,” said McCain. “The only way to reverse this is to help the opposition change the military balance of power on the ground.” Lieberman called to arm President Bashar Assad’s political opponents...
  • The Passover-Easter Sellout (Oliver North)

    04/05/2012 6:16:24 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 26 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | April 6, 2012 | Oliver North
    WASHINGTON — Passover and Easter — intrinsically linked in the Jewish and Christian traditions — are being celebrated this weekend. For observant Jews, Passover commemorates the Hebrews' liberation from slavery under Egypt's Pharaoh. For faithful Christians, Easter is a celebration of Jesus' resurrection from the grave and the fulfillment of a new covenant between God and man. Biblical passages in Exodus 12, Matthew 28, Mark 16, Luke 24 and John 20 describe these historical events and the reasons for festivities among people of faith. But this year, these holidays are a time of extraordinary anxiety for Christians and Jews...